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Confederate Five Dollar Bill
Civil War; Currency; Money
This five-dollar note is from The Augusta Insurance and Banking Company. The number 205 appears and "Will pay FIVE DOLLARS to bearer on demand." Then there is the word "Augusta," followed by an illegible...
Four Indian Head Pennies, 1888
Coins; U.S. Mint; Bimetallic; Gold Standard
The Indian Head pennies show the profile of an Indian maiden wearing a feather crown.
Web site: American Numismatic Association
Money; Coins; Tokens; Medals; Numismatics
Web site of the American Numismatic Association. The Association's mission is to "advance and promote the study of coins, paper money, tokens, medals and related numismatic items as a means of recording...
A Discourse Concerning Currencies of the British Plantations in America Especially With Regard to their Paper Money
Currency; Money; Colonial America; Paper money; British plantations
Discourse concerning the currencies of the British plantations in America, published in London, 1751. The full-text of this document is available at http://www.people.virginia.edu/~rwm3n/webdoc2.html
Assembly Memorial & Joint Resolution Relative to the United States Mint at Carson City, Nevada
Carson City, Nevada; U.S. Mint; Silver; Money; Coins
Pamphlet entitled Assembly memorial and joint resolution relative to the United States Mint at Carson City, Nevada. .
Coin from the Sassanian Empire
Coins; Money; Currency; Persia; Iran; Trade; Silver; Kings
AR drachm (drachma). The coin is from the King Khusru I (Khosrow I) reign. Obverse side has a crowned bust facing right wearing an "artichoke" crown. The reverse has a fire altar with two attendants. 30...
Coin from Venice
Coins; Money; Currency; Venice, Italy; Trade; Silver
AR grosso. Antonio Veneri as Doge, 1382-1400 AD. Obverse: Christ enthroned. Reverse: Doge and St. Mark. 21 mm diameter, weak strike.
Egyptian Coin, Ptolemaic Kings
Coins; Money; Currency; Egypt; Ancient Egypt; Trade; Silver; Kings
AR tetradrachm. Dated regnal year 89 (171-170 BC). Obverse side has the bust of Ptolemy facing right. Reverse side has an eagle on a lightning bolt. The bust of Ptolemy is struck slightly off center. 28...
Syrian Coin from the Seleucid Empire
Coins; Money; Currency; Syria; Trade; Silver; Romans
AR tetradrachm. Roman Imperatorial government by Nero as Augustus (AD 54-68). Regnal year 7 and year 109 of the Caesarian Period; 60-61 AD. Obverse side: laureate bust of Nero. Reverse: Eagle facing left...
'Silver' Penny, 1863
Coins; U.S. Mint; Cent; Civil War; Indian
The profile of an Indian maiden wearing a headdress, with "United States of America," around the edge, and the date, 1863, underneath.
Plaque, depicting Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Brenner, Victor D.; Penny; Bronze; Sculpture; Money; Coin; Coins;
Bronze relief plaque of Abraham Lincoln attatched to wood panel. Lincoln penny is embedded in lower right hand corner of wood panel. Card tacked to back of panel gives information on the artist and the...
Commemorative coin, Lincoln and the "All-Seeing Eye"
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; election; Antebellum; Victorian; 1860; Political memorabilia; Coins; Coin; Money
Copper coin showing Lincoln and the "all-seeing eye." Beardless Lincoln facing right, inscriptions around rim. "JDL" under shoulder. Back has eye with heavy eyebrow, rays radiating out with inscriptions...
Commemorative coin, Lincoln with railsplitter image
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Coin; Commemorative; Political election; Coins; Money
Copper-coated medal of Abraham Lincoln with railsplitter image. Beardless Lincoln looks left with motto around rim "The President of the U.S. 1861" & "Copyright Secured" on bottom. Reverse has tall man...
Bonus March demonstrators on the steps of the U.S. Capitol
Bonus Expeditionary Force, 1932; Demonstrations--Washington (D.C.); Bonus Army; Riots--United States--History; MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964; Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Three Liberty Dimes
Pileus; Phrygian Cap; Liberty Cap; Coins; French Revolution; American Revolution; U.S. Mint; King Midas; Seated Liberty
The 1864 dime has a wreath and says "United States of America." The other two coins just have the wreath. All three say "One Dime." The earliest dimes were called "dismes."
Winged Liberty Head Dime
Coins; Liberty; IN GOD WE TRUST; Mercury
Liberty is shown in a winged cap. The dime reads "In God We Trust." The date and "LIBERTY" also appear. This dime was also called the Mercury Dime.
Two Nickels, Obverse and Reverse: no date
Coins; U.S. Mint; 'V'
The reverse reads "United States of America," and has a number "5" and "cents." There are thirteen stars for the colonies. The other coin shows a wreath with an indefinable shape in the middle, possibly...
Liberty Head Nickels, Reverse and Obverse: 1888
Coins; U.S. Mint; E PLURIBUS UNUM; Reeding
The coin with the reverse reads "V" "Cents", "United States of America," and in small letters, "E Pluribus Unum." There is also a wreath. The coin with the obverse side show a Grecian profile of Liberty...
Indian Head Cent, Obverse: 1882
Coins; U.S. Mint; Native American; Branch Mint
A left-facing Indian maiden wears a feathered crown. Above is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and below is the date.
Indian Head/Buffalo Nickel, Obverse and Reverse: no date
Coins; U.S. Mint; Indian; Bison; Native American
On the obverse, an Indian shown in profile. Above is written LIBERTY. Below the date has been worn off. On the reverse is the image of a bison. Above is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E Pluribus Unum, and below...
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